I am really sorry that I have to post this, but I feel I have to respond to allegations of harassment by Hannah Selinger. Selinger has authored a blog about me here.
Selinger emailed me and demanded I take the quote from her down, as she said it misrepresented her position, and threatened legal action. I responded with:
I then concurred with my editor, and we determined that it is in fact legal to quote, with attribution, from a published online source.
Before I could respond to Hannah and address her concerns, she sent me this threat:
Selinger then proceeded to post my private email address on twitter and call for users to harass me.
She then posted a string of abusive tweets that she has since removed:
And other tweets. I will not post them all.
Keep in mind that at this point the email I posted above was the only email I had sent her.
I did not respond to these tweets from Hannah Selinger. But some of my followers did. My friends and followers were angry about her abusive attacks, and there were some things said by people other than me that should not have been said.
Hannah then sent me this “letter” from her “attorney”
Don’t ask me who John Giglio Jr is, I have no idea.
Note the heading and email address from Dan Palmer, the “lawyer”
A google search for DH Adventures yielded this site:
Here is what that small print says:
I do not wish to leap to conclusions, but it appears to me that Hannah has sent me a letter from her “lawyer” from the email address from the charter company she and “David Palmer” run.
She then told me she would continue to email me until I removed the quote from Live Action.
And on and on another 50 or so times.
I am not going to post a screenshot of every message but you get the idea.
Meanwhile, she was demanding that I take down the posts my followers posted and accusing me of telling me to harass her. By now, I realized that I was dealing with someone deeply irrational. I instructed my twitter followers to immediately stop engaging Selinger. I was trying to defuse the situation.
I told Hannah that legally, one can quote from published sources. Hannah then threatened me with a restraining order. Keep in mind, at this point I had only emailed her twice. She began demanding that I take the tweets from friends down. I could not do that, for the tweets were on other peoples’ accounts. Keep in mind that I had only emailed her twice at this point.
She then contacted a third party, the editor of a pro-choice publication. I will keep her name out of this. She told this woman that I had been harrassing her, that she had been receiving death threats from my friends, and that she had taken out a restraining order on me.
David, in case you are wondering, is an editor at Live Action and a witness to all of this.
This is the first time I heard about death threats. The police have not contacted me about a restraining order.
More about the restraining order:
In response to these allegations, I emailed this to the pro-choice writer Selinger had emailed with the claim of death threats and a restraining order:
I was referring to a legal case Selinger was involved in in the past where she was sued for harassment and stalking. You can google it. I have no comments on it or its outcome, I wasn’t there. But I wanted to make the person hearing the allegations against me aware of a possible pattern.
I wanted Selinger’s letters and false accusations to end. I emailed her the following:
You can still see my post asking all my followers to take down any posts against Hannah on twitter.
Hannah did not comply. She continued to email me.
I asked again
She continued to email me and sent one more threat.
The emails continued. Basically more of the same accusations. She would not stop emailing me. Finally I realized I would have to contact the police, and I did so.
I showed the officer the emails and printed out a number of the emails. I filed an official report. I did not want to press charges, just establish a record.
I wanted that to be the end of it, but the police officer advised me to inform Selinger that a report had been filed. So I did.
That was the last email I sent. I got several back. At that point, I blocked her on Gmail. Her emails will now go into my spam folder. if she e-mails me again,. I will not see it.
Selinger’s blog alleged that I contacted friends and told them to harass her. I would like her to post proof of this. it says she has gotten death threats. I would like her to post proof and screenshots. I have documented every email I have sent to Selinger on this blog.
I would like her to post proof of harassment by me. A simple screenshot of me insulting her will do. She has none.
Selinger’s accusations are unfounded and untrue. She has emailed me repeatedly to the point where I was forced to file a police report. I have screenshots of every single message Selinger has sent. It took me an hour to take them all. I have this material on request.
I am very sorry I had to write this blog post. I never would have wanted to be involved in this. But now I have said my piece.
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